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      Morons From Outer Space

      PG-13 1985 1 hr. 31 min. Sci-Fi Comedy List
      Reviews 40% 500+ Ratings Audience Score During a vacation from the planet Blob, four aliens experience a spaceship breakdown. Accidentally leaving relatively intelligent Bernard (Mel Smith) in space, the remaining crew -- Julian (Paul Brown), Desmond (Jimmy Nail) and Sandra (Joanne Pearce) -- crash into Earth, landing in the United Kingdom. Despite their stupidity, the extraterrestrials become celebrities. Meanwhile, Bernard tries to pursue them after arriving in Arizona, but his claims to be an alien lead to institutionalization. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member There's a few chuckles in this sci-fi comedy about earth's first alien visitors being essentially a bunch of uneducated space truckers. Mel Smith co-wrote and stars in the film and somehow managed to snag respected British director Mike Hodges to helm the film. The picture was also shot by ace cinematographer Phil Meheux, who's done everything from multiple James Bond pictures to "The Smurfs" to "The Long Good Friday". However, the concept likely would have worked better as a short film or SNL skit than a feature length film and the plot drags on far too long. Worth a look, but nothing special. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Constantly funny, if you like dry British humor. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member The morons from outer space must have included Mike Hodges because this was just so stupid! Somewhat funny, at least. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A 2 ou 3 gags prets, c'est quand même assez pénible comme film... Et dire que ca faisait plus de 25 ans que je voulais le voir... Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Classic Smith & Jones. A wacky movie. Perhaps hasn't aged that well, but full of laughs anyway. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member I honestly don't know where to begin with this thing. It's about four Aliens finding their way onto Earth. Three take a ship out for a joy ride and crash, while the fourth one is ejected in mid Space by another Alien who is mad he isn't a woman. Yep. Then he falls all the way to Earth without burning up or any injuries and then just walks away. Yeah...stupid. WHile this last one is trying to find the others, those three have become famous for being Aliens and are doing tours or something, cause the female can sing and then they are suddenly dressed like Kiss. It's all super stupid. The acting is bad on all fronts. There is no humor in this. It's all lame three year old humor...much like the PG-13 Scary Movie films. And the actors as the Aliens didn't even bother to hide their thick British accents! The score manages to rip off Close Encounters, 2001 and Jaws as well!!! It should be a half star, but the space and effects are actually quite good...so... Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Eddie Harrison film-authority.com …some joy is taken for puncturing the Spielberg-ian sense of awe that suffused so many 80’s films… Rated: 3/5 Nov 30, 2023 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Aug 8, 2005 Full Review Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Rated: 2/5 Feb 25, 2005 Full Review Christopher Null Filmcritic.com Rated: 1/5 Jan 23, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis During a vacation from the planet Blob, four aliens experience a spaceship breakdown. Accidentally leaving relatively intelligent Bernard (Mel Smith) in space, the remaining crew -- Julian (Paul Brown), Desmond (Jimmy Nail) and Sandra (Joanne Pearce) -- crash into Earth, landing in the United Kingdom. Despite their stupidity, the extraterrestrials become celebrities. Meanwhile, Bernard tries to pursue them after arriving in Arizona, but his claims to be an alien lead to institutionalization.
      Director
      Mike Hodges
      Executive Producer
      Verity Lambert
      Screenwriter
      Griff Rhys Jones, Mel Smith
      Production Co
      Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Sci-Fi, Comedy
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 30, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $72.3K
      Sound Mix
      Surround